By Maggie Bilby
Friends of Walker Tavern
On Wednesday, July 12, 2017, the Friends of Walker Tavern hosted their first ladies tea. Guests were escorted in by white-gloved butler Frank Bolak, who announced their entrance.
Attendees were treated to a delectable luncheon of mini croissant sandwiches, asparagus wraps, a vast array of fresh fruit and veggies with dip PLUS assorted desserts. Of course, the ladies enjoyed snappy peppermint, tangerine orange or regular tea throughout their meal.
A program was presented by Laurie Perkins, Walker Tavern Site Historian, from the Michigan History Museum in Lansing, on a Michigan History Museum’s Quilt Collection.
For those who missed the tea, check Walker Tavern’s 2018 schedule (available in 2018) for the next opportunity to attend a tradition people enjoyed for centuries, now available in your own backyard.